RTE in the seventies was a shite box that started in the afternoon and had cartoons made in Czechoslovakia and Poland , the animation in these was best described as done by an epileptic mid fit with a pencil stuck in his ear. ..In my house they were in B&W
The only good thing on tv was the reruns of 40s films such as Tarzan and Burt Lancaster/Errol Flynn type movies.
As far as Catholic values, RTE was as bleak and boring /judgmental ..as the church was. when I watched RTE as a kid though there was no connection to religion in my mind..except when someone like DEV died and they played religious music all day .
as RTE moved into the 80s I released that i had not a jot in common with it and decided to read books instead.